The Whale Shark Limited Edition from Oris not only looks spectacular, but is also dedicated to a good cause. As the name suggests, the watch manufacturer would like to draw attention to the location of the whale shark, which is not only the largest fish in the world but is also acutely threatened with extinction. (Also read: With this diving watch from Oris you can also save the oceans a little)
The idea behind the Whale Shark Limited Edition
The environmentally conscious watch company is convinced that one has to act immediately “to preserve and protect the fragile ecosystem of the earth”, it said on the occasion of the release of the watch. In particular, they want to support the work of the researcher, photographer and Oris ambassador Gerardo del Villar, who has been documenting the life of whale sharks for 15 years.
Details about the Whale Shark Limited Edition from Oris
The Whale Shark Limited Edition consists of a multi-part stainless steel case with a size of 43.5 millimeters. The two-way rotating ceramic bezel (day / night) with GMT scale is spectacular. With its Super-LumiNova hands that glow brightly in the dark, it is also a real eye-catcher at night. The blue dial pays tribute to the whale shark and is modeled on its skin structure.
The sapphire crystal, domed on both sides and with anti-reflective coating on the inside, ensures an optimal view. The case back is made of stainless steel and is screwed. The safety crown and the bracelet (a link bracelet with a safety folding clasp) are made of stainless steel. The Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition has a water resistance of 30 bar or 300 meters. It has a power reserve of 42 hours. (Also interesting: This Fifty Fathoms diving watch from Blancpain comes in an ingenious color and helps an endangered species of shark)
Edition and price
The Oris Whale Shark Limited Edition is limited to 2016 copies. This number is a nod to 2016 – the year the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) published its whale shark memorandum. The watch comes in a special box with certificate and is available at a price of 2,650 euros.